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    I'll go out on a limb.

    I watched the Tranmere game and I know it's only an early friendly so we can't read to much into it.

    As usual, Sturridge showed some smart movement, had some half chances and made several chances. Nothing unusual there.

    But, what I think I did notice was more physicality. Not something we expect from Sturridge, certainly not in recent seasons. I've always assumed that's because he's been tentative due to his injuries and I still think that was the case.

    Sturridge will never be a 'goon" type player. But towards the very end of last season and in the Tranmere game, Sturridge seemed to have been willing to get stuck in more. If that's true, it must mean he's becoming more physically confident.

    That could be good news for Klopp and LFC for next season.

    Early days. We'll have to wait and see.
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    Aye I get what you mean mate, noticed that too.

    It's one of two things. As you say he is physically stronger, sharper, injury free and confident so getting involved. Or all of above and Klopp told him to harden up this season or jog on and he's now a man possessed.

    Either way we win
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    He's hard-assed up his hair cut as well - sure sign of intent !
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoDiddley View Post
    He's hard-assed up his hair cut as well - sure sign of intent !
    The verb to hard-ass up.

    I hard-ass up, you hard-ass up, he, she, they, hard-ass up.
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    Doesn't one always fatten up the cow before it's career as a cow is ended ?

    Maybe it's that
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbieflowerpot View Post
    The verb to hard-ass up.

    I hard-ass up, you hard-ass up, he, she, they, hard-ass up.
    Well he's had it cut short anyway, and has a new mean look on his face.

    I think there maybe something in the OP's observations
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    no team has the quality of sturridge in their bench. we are laughing to have his quality sitting on the bench waiting to be unleashed in the last 20.

    can see him starting home cl games too
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    Quote Originally Posted by aylesbyred View Post
    Doesn't one always fatten up the cow before it's career as a cow is ended ?

    Maybe it's that
    Morbid.
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    Going to call it now and say that I think Sturridge will be a big player for us this year. No doubt he'll be injured after two weeks now I've said that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Chris- View Post
    Going to call it now and say that I think Sturridge will be a big player for us this year. No doubt he'll be injured after two weeks now I've said that.
    I'd be absolutely made up if we got two weeks out of Sturridge next season..
    dont look back in anger.
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    I'll just be delighted if he doesn't get injured in Asia.
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    Yeah I was confident he'd stay. I pray he stays fit because if he does then he'll definitely contribute to what could be a long season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fowi View Post
    I'll just be delighted if he doesn't get injured in Asia.
    getting on the plane..
    dont look back in anger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Chris- View Post
    Going to call it now and say that I think Sturridge will be a big player for us this year. No doubt he'll be injured after two weeks now I've said that.
    I don't think you'll be putting the Hex on him with that post

    There's a far more rugged look to the lad so far this (pre) season
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    A fit and firing Sturridge would be a luxury to have. Yes, we don't "need" him but having him, especially with CL looming, would be an immense asset.
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    Need to see him fit and healthy for a run to truly have confidence that he's turned a corner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NY Mike View Post
    Need to see him fit and healthy for a run to truly have confidence that he's turned a corner.
    I'm pretty sure that isn't gonna happen. If I'm proved wrong... I'll be very happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NY Mike View Post
    Need to see him fit and healthy for a run to truly have confidence that he's turned a corner.
    Said many people back in 2015. If he stayed fit as per the season with Suarez and played and to the best of his ability, he'd pretty much be our best player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbieflowerpot View Post
    Said many people back in 2015. If he stayed fit as per the season with Suarez and played and to the best of his ability, he'd pretty much be our best player.
    Th chap has immense ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie_Pat View Post
    no team has the quality of sturridge in their bench. we are laughing to have his quality sitting on the bench waiting to be unleashed in the last 20.

    can see him starting home cl games too
    fair cmment that. lets face it even without sturridge we were scoring goals for fun.. if, and its a big IF. if he can stay fit he is a brilliant option purely because of his quality to have on the bench if needed.
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    I still can't see him being a regular starter no matter how fit he is. But do we need him? Of course we do! If he can stay fit, he'll contribute. There's no doubt about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mersey Dudek View Post
    I still can't see him being a regular starter no matter how fit he is. But do we need him? Of course we do! If he can stay fit, he'll contribute. There's no doubt about it.
    Exactly. Perfect choice too if we go with 2 up front.
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    We will see
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbieflowerpot View Post
    Said many people back in 2015. If he stayed fit as per the season with Suarez and played and to the best of his ability, he'd pretty much be our best player.
    That's pretty much correct - maybe Phil has superseded him now two years later. But he'd be in the top 2-3.
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    We are going to build our squad this summer (eventually), we will only be selling very fringe players or no-hopers like Markovic. Sturridge definitely does not fit into that category. If you have been following the information on the LFC website you will have seen pictures spending a lot of time in the gym building up his muscle strength and working hard to improve his fitness. Here's hoping that the worst is behind him for such a talented footballer.
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    Great new military-style haircut though
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    Sturbridge hasn't been a factor since Suarez left and won't be a major factor as a Liverpool player ever again. It makes no sense keeping an injury-prone player based on his exploits 3 years ago. We need to move on and either sign a top striker or play the other strikers waiting for an opportunity. Play Solanke if we decide to use a centre forward.
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    Klopp will sell Sturridge as soon as a decent offer comes in. Failing that he will play in a handful of cup matches throughout the season and be on the bench for PL and CL matches and will be brought on if plan A does not work.

    There is no chance he will be a first team PL regular next season,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooler-70 View Post
    Klopp will sell Sturridge as soon as a decent offer comes in. Failing that he will play in a handful of cup matches throughout the season and be on the bench for PL and CL matches and will be brought on if plan A does not work.

    There is no chance he will be a first team PL regular next season,
    I don't think he'll be a first team regular either but that does not mean he won't be a signficant asset over the season. We'll see. I'm not saying it's a sure thing but I like the spark I've seen thus far.
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    1. He will stay fit the entire season.
    2. He will score 20+ goals in all comps.

    You heard it here first.
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